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- n. The state or condition of being prideful; pride.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being prideful; scornfulness; also, vanity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
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It was Grace Paley, a friend to my piles of drafts and rejection letters from publishers, who finally said: "You know, you have a certain fight and pridefulness in you not unlike your mother's."
Not brazened-it-out, or wrapped-himself-in-pridefulness (the surest sign of struggle), simply free, by what conjunction of insight or ignorance I am still at a loss to imagine, from the universal misery of fitting-in - the-body.
In some Republican governors, Strickland sees "almost a pridefulness in trying to beat their chests and talk tough and, quite frankly, act like a bully."
At other times he seemed swollen with pridefulness.
I knew about my pridefulness, but not about the latent violence.
At that moment, I saw that the dreamseller had stripped them of their pridefulness, shut off their defense mechanisms, removed the security they took in their financial status.
There is more than a whiff of pridefulness in the president's account of his own foreign policy.
David is a great story teller and shares them not with any hint of pridefulness but with a child like wonder, enthusiasm and a smile to match that broadcasts: "Listen to this, isn't it great to help people?"
Is your pridefulness so consuming that you are willing to sacrifice a Democratic candidate to show everyone how angry you are that Hillary conceeded?
Though Vern, for all his skills, had issues of pridefulness as demonstrated by his refusal to take the Grumley name.